SDF Southwest Stakeholders at Regional Assembly held in Buea to deliberate on party’s reorganisation
By Andrew Nsoseka
An SDF Southwest reorganisation Regional Assembly meeting held on Saturday, March 12 in Buea, to come up with a road map on how to reorganise the party’s basic organs in the region. The meeting was chaired by Senator Barrister Kinyang Nyang Georges, designated by the National Executive Council, NEC, of the party to oversee the reorganisation exercise in the Region.
One of the highpoints at the Regional Assembly that brought together the party’s District Chairs, and other representatives from the regional and national level, was the appeal for forgiveness and tolerance amongst disgruntled party members and militants. The militants were urged to rather push ahead for the interest of the party.
At the meeting, the conveners beseeched the District executives and representatives to do all within their powers, to get back to the grassroots of the party, and give them a voice and power, which will enable the party, win back its lost grounds throughout the Region.
The reorganisation team has also been charged to reconcile warring factions throughout the Region; emphasis has been placed on Fako as well as other areas in Meme where differences had divided the party into camps.
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Though stating that all disciplinary measures and actions had been shelved, the Regional Assembly also stated that, it was cautioning and ‘frowning’ at the activities and conduct of one of theirs, George Likiye, who was faulted for hijacking the party and abusing powers given to him by NEC. While deciding against pushing for sanctions on anyone, the party’s Executives, who met in Buea said they will rather choose to for now, focus on reorganising and reenergising the party throughout the Region. Due to his absence from the meeting and anti-party activities, the Regional Assembly co-opted Likiye’s Vice to step up and champion the process.
While urging all to put the interest of the Party first, the Regional Assembly had as one of its main resolutions, the call to the Party hierarchy to work with other opposition parties and stakeholders for electoral laws reforms to made, so that free and fair elections can be guaranteed in the next elections.
The Southwest SDF reorganisation exercise is expected to span from Mid-March to the end of May, 2022.